up like the character lieutenant dan like from "forrest gump" angry and alone. but the residents from where the hollywood tale was shot and former new york firefighter who impersonates elvis that raised money to allow peck to have the wheelchair that costs $15,000. and could ain't ford to buy amputees -- couldn't afford to buy for amputees like peck. >> just because we're injured doesn't mean we can't do anything. >> john peck and doctors that saved him rewrite this chapter of battlefield medicine. doctors like armanda that served in iraq in 2003 where he conducted brain surgery in army field tent. >> we were in the desert and it was unheard of to get the care close to battle line. >> he con ducked 600 brain surgeries in 12 years to make him one of the leading neurosurgeons in the world. he rewrote the book on decompressive crane yotmy. so much so when gabrielle giffords was shot the civilian doctor called dr. armanda for advice. >> the biggest thing we do differently is not trying to remove every fragment of bone or piece of metal in the cranial vault compared to previous conflicts.